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craig: yes, because people always need you to, you know -- i don't like bullies. bullies don't even like bullies. it's not like they have a club. oh bullies our thing. it's not like they have a club. we're the bullies we are fabulous ♪ knock it off, bullies. this is america. bullying is not american. [laughter] craig: that was pretty good. now, let me just say before we go as well, that it is grandparents' day this weekend. and i want to say so all the grandparents out there, probably best check the medicine cabinets once the kids are gone. [laughter] craig: because some of the stuff you guys got in there is spectacular. good night, everybody. have a lovely weekend! [cheers and applause]
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with a government that was an embarrassment and wanting to do everything possible not to go back to those days. >> reporter: congressman gray was treated as a front runner. as, is michelle by a front runner for sure? >> i can't conclude that anybody would say that the future of this city, the future of our education system swings on one person. i want to sit down with her very soon after the primary so we can get a sense of where she is and where i am and what the chemistry will be between her and me. >> kathy la mere? >> he knows the polls look good. >> are you going to win. >> absolutely. >> are you in it to win it. >> both candidates are try to follow the same rule in the basic campaign bible. don't say anything done. >> the polls have shown for weeks that the mayor is down.
anything he can coto come back. >> i think the polls provide the answer. it's kind of uncomfortable and crass, but politically unnessy. he has to get white voters to the polls in big numbers. the poll conducted three days ago shows as the number of white voters goes up, the size of gray's lead goes down. we reported on this divide in the race. if you're a politician, you accept the reality for what it is and act on it in election day. >> thank you, gary. >> i appreciate that. primary day is on tuesday, but you can still vote. the polls will be open every day sent for sunday. the polls are closed that day. so far more than 15,000 have cast their ballots early. to find out where you can vote early, log on to our web site and click on extras. a federal racketeering conspiracy, a drug dealer and a family gunned down in daylight. sounds like a case from csi, but those there the facts of a
grand jury indictment handed down today, and police say it closes three cold murder cases. >> there's nothing more defensive to me, as a law enforcement, than someone who would have the audacity to target a person who is just trying to cooperate. >> a warning from chief kathy linear from the podium, directed straight into the streets, where crime happens too often. >> you don't get away with that sort of thing. >> reporter: a drug ring that dates back to 2006 in the heart of the barry farm neighborhood, run by a 29-year-old named mark prey, police say the leaders would lure friends and family into his narcotics ring. 10 have been in custody since march. today the police are announcing the same people face additional charges. whereas before they were charged with selling pcp, heroine and cocaine, now some of the 10 in custody face murder charges for three cold cases. the latest murder, january,
2010. >> darrell hodge was killed about 12 in the afternoon in the middle of the farm complex and gunned down in the complex where he lived. >> on april, 2009, crystal washington was walking through this empty parking lot at the corner of maryland and street northeast. she was gunned down on the day before she was separated to testify as a government witness. >> witness intimidation of any kind is not going to be tolerated. >> the last case was in prince george's county on december, 2008, when a 28-year-old named van johnson, jr., was killed. >> it is one step toward bringing closure to those three families who have lost loved ones. >> and the closure for the suspects could be life in prison. brittany morehouse, 9 news now. >> today's grand jury indictment super seeds the one filed in march. since the spring indictment, all of the suspects have been in custody, not out on the streets. >> tonight on the eve of the anniversary of the september 11th attacks, seems the on
again, off again plan to burn copies of the koran is off for now. right now terry jones is on a flight to new york city. the florida pastor says he will not go through with the burning if he gets to meet with the organizers behind the proposed islamic center right near ground zero in new york. but it's still not clear if the meeting will ever happen. >> there is a confusion going on. we want to clear that confusion. >> that may have been the idea; but after two press conferences this afternoon featuring pastor terry jones and evangelist dr. k.a. paul there is still much we don't know for sure. is there a meeting? >> imam fees sal has agreed to meet with pastor terry, and pastor asked me to go with him. we're planning on going to new york. >> except the man behind the so- called mosque at ground zero says there is no such meeting planned. as for the deal, jones announced yesterday, saying fees sal had agreed to move the
mosque in exchange for canceling koran burning day. fees sal still says that never happened; but this afternoon, jones, speaking through paul, still seemed unsure. >> and we want to ask the media, you to contact him and find out if he has agreed to move the mosque from ground zero to another location. >> still the mere threat that jones might burn 100 islamic holly books has sparked protests all over the world and calls nearly everywhere for jones to put down the matches. so again, jones is headed to new york with no guarantees of a meeting with anyone. interestingly, muhammad musri, the leader from florida who met with jones yesterday says he thinks the meeting could happen sometime early next week. earlier today, president barack obama urged americans to hang on to their belief in religious tolerance.
the president said the public has to remember that the country's enemy is not islam, but al-queda and other extremist groups. mr. obama says we can't turn on each other and let fear divide us. >> we have to make sure that we don't start turning on each other, and i will do everything that i can as long as i am president of the united states, to remind the american people that we are one nation under god, and we may call that god difference names, but we remain one nation. >> to mark tomorrow's anniversary, president obama will travel to arlington, take part in a service at the pentagon memorial. joe biden will travel to ground zero in new york. first lady michelle obama will join first lady laura bush at the flight 93 crash site in pennsylvania. tonight, some somewhere out there is the person who shot and killed a teenager who was just riding his bike. police are looking for that guy.
officers say 15-year-old justin pinel was just a block away from home when somebody opened fire on him. now, this all happened tuesday night in the 6800 block of central avenue and capital heights. tonight his family held a vigil for the teenager at a nearby park. justin's sister believes somebody killed her brother for his bike and ipod. >> you couldn't get mad at him. you couldn't get mad at him. you couldn't. there was no way, no way in the world that you could have -- >> justin's family said he spent a lot of his time rebuilding bikes and loved to play basketball. again, no arrests in the case. tonight the death told may be climbing in the fire near san francisco. police fear a missing mother and daughter were killed. that's in addition to the four folks already confirmed dead. you're looking at the fire from last night, and the flames streaking into the sky. turns out a gas line ruptured. the flames shot more than a hundred feet into the air.
>> everyone was running in the street. >> couldn't just stand there, because. >> crews are still going house to house, but they're hoping they don't find more victims. as for the cause of the rupture, we still don't know. >> tonight security flaws exposed at the agency where they give out the passport. why the most reliable we have isn't what it used to be. >> turning off the ac. we'll take you out into your wake-up weather. temperatures again on the cool side, tomorrow 8:00, mid 50s in the suburbs. mostly sunny and crisp. i would grab a sweater in the morning. come back, make some changes for sunday.
this is the passport office in downtown dc. here the gold standard for u.s. identification rolls off the presses. passports are supposed to be issued only after a thorough review of personal information. >> these are genuine passports we received using counter fit documents. >> he is with the office. his office supplied for seven
passports using phony birth certificates, driver's licenses and questionable addresses. five out of the seven were issued, but the state -- >> more acts necessary to prevent criminals, terrorists or whoever else wants the passports from getting them. >> the biggest issue is that this is a very hard job. >> brenda sprague heads up passport services for the state department the state needs to do better, but points out they will process 14 million passports this year, and while more document examiners are needed, the biggest problem of all is that the state department does not have the authority to access state and local databases to verify information. >> each of the states has their own rules and ways of safeguarding data. >> senator ben cardin introduced legislation to give the state department the tools
it needs. >> my legislation would allow the office to have immediate access to verify whether to verify the driving records, the license, whether the birth certificate, whether these are legitimate documents. >> if you can get a passport with fraudulent documents, that's a security gap that needs to be closed. >> and the state department is getting a bit better in catching want fraud. the gao conducted a similar investigation in 2009; and back then, the state department didn't catch any of the fraudulent applications. well how do you commemorate something like 9/11, especially if you were too young to understand what was going on that day? you go with your gut and follow your heart. that's what children all across the d.c. region are doing. out at langley high, students created a display made up of 2,977 flags. >> the exact number was really
important to us. so when we were putting up the flags, we thought about the fact that every single flag represented a human life that was taken that day. >> and over dc's merchant elementary dairy, fifth graders are writing letters to soldiers, marines and first responders, thanking them for their service on 9/11. those just some of the ways the kids are commemorating the anniversary. >> alexander will hold a 9/11 ceremony tomorrow at the masonic temple. for more details, log on to our web site and click on the where you live segment, and select alexandria or your neighborhood to find out about other ceremonies going on over the weekend. >> and we've been telling you about the drought watch issued for the washington region. today scott broom decided to see just how bad it is out there. he headed off to point of rock maryland and took a little rock. >> well, here i am, dead in the middle of the potomac river. that's virginia virginia on that side, point of rocks,
maryland on that side. it is barely cast deep right here. now, this is still enough water to continue supplying our needs downstream in the washington area, but it's not nearly as much water as usual. >> another dramatic impact, crop damage. governors in both maryland and virginia are applying for federal disaster aid to help the farmers cover the cost of their losses. >> nothing like seeing them walking out there. >> it scares me, because someone will do something where they shouldn't do it. keep that in mind. the water is low, but there's a lot more in the reservoir they can release. so that's what's bad. >> so we need some rain. >> we need some rain. wish we had more to offer. we'll talk about that. got a couple of e-mails tonight about this tie. this is an official redskins tie did you know that? i did not know that, but you have told me. >> these ties were bought from a clothier in chicago called morris and sons. >> did you get that from morris
and sons? >> yes, i did. >> here's your forecast first. the next three days looks like this, sunshine tomorrow, will fade. . the clouds coming in late, but stays dry on saturday. want to emphasize that. upper 70s. we have the terps in town, morgan state. will stay dry. we have a great event at the kennedy center, an art festival, open to everybody from 12 to noon. check it out. on sunday gets cooler. adjusting these temperatures. dropped them a little bit. perhaps not far enough, low 70s with showers primarily in the morning. and then on monday, sunshine near 80. the skins forecast, mostly cloudy and cool. a light shower possible. don't think it will affect the game, and temperatures mid 60s to low 70s. i would bring a sweater and light jacket. break down tomorrow. sunshine to start, 62 downtown, which means mid 50s in the burg. sunglasses needed through noon, 72, and upper 70s in the evening, but clouds come. in stays dry, but clouds come
in. still a nice saturday. all right. for tonight, overnight just a few clouds, cool again. keep the ac off. low temps in the 50s, even downtown, temperatures in the upper 50s. tomorrow, mostly sunny, a cool start, sweater sunglasses, a good bet. 50s and 60s, light wind. we finally have a day with light winds. by afternoon, partly cloudy and pleasant. but more clouds come in late. you know, clouds thicken up a little bit. high temperatures near 80, and winds remaining on the light side. the highs tomorrow, 77 in canonsburg, 79 downtown, 77 in buoy, looking upper 70s out to fairfax and sterling and leesburg. clouds come in quicker if you are west of town. 78 tomorrow, clouds come in. 73 on sunday. we have the nation's triathlon on sunday morning. raining a little built. but if you're swimming in the potomac, who cares. should taper off in the afternoon. nice on monday, upper 70s to near 80, and great weather. not really what we need right now, but great weather on
tuesday, wednesday, thursday, temperatures in the 70s, back in the low 80s on friday. >> the potomac still deem enough to swim in. >> where they are, yes, it is. >> all right. >> all right. well, dave owens will [ male announcer ] it's sunday afternoon. time for football on verizon fios. the nfl in 100% fiber-optic hd quality. that's a good start. but what's this? i can check my fantasy stats without changing the channel. and get an alert any time my team enters the red zone. and then watch every red zone play on nfl redzone. watch out couch, you've got competition as daddy's favorite. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v visit verizon.com/getfios.
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the script, but you want your players to know what direction you're going. >> a good football game tonight. mountain state showdown, west virginia marshal, fourth quarter, final seconds, joanno smith, poised and present. will he toe tap. west virginia marched 98 yards to tie with a two-point conversion. 24-21 for the first lead in the night for the monties. tyler warner, sorry, dude, misses for 39. west virginia rallies from 26 down to win it 24-21. nining elmore began was at base office to appeal his multiple suspensions, including the one including a brawl. he's waiting for the response to the appeal. john lennon has been a beast lately, two earned runs in his
last 14 earnings. a base knock-up the middle. florida gets a deuce in the opening frame. inning. brad davis 99 problems, but a hit ain't one. 4 against 3. the gnats get only 1. the marlins win it 3- 1. >> coming up, get the popcorn ready, because it's all about friday nights light. high school football, car doe is a travels across town to pull out a can on anna costyia and hateville puts a plug on donovan. could that be? yeah. .
there's tailor on the loss, put cody whitmosome said, "hey, you know, we've got the memo. holler if you hear me." the hawks would take advantage. on the wide receiver screen, newton playing both ways tonight, and he takes it, i-65 going north for the score. hayfield wins it 28-0. big tonight. lake braddock taking on. withc. woodson, and the bruins came to play. michael needrick had himself a ball game. then atlanta across the middle. he takes it in for the long touchdown. needrick with a